Corporate Controller

Location: Washington DC Metro area
Type: Full-time
Industry: Non-profit

Job Description

Our client, a stable and growing non-profit is located in the DC Metro area.  The Controller will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer and is a critical role in the organization.  The Controller has complete oversight of the finance and accounting operations of the organization.  The organization’s annual revenue is $65M with nearly 300 employees in multiple offices.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following

Finance and Accounting Oversight

  • Responsible for supervision and annual review of the finance department staff which includes the Grants Manager and the Cash Receipts and Disbursements Accountant.
  • Ensure timely and accurate month end close which includes the following activities:
    • Monthly bank reconciliation preparation
    • Reconciliation and posting of investment activity into the accounting system
    • Monthly Account Reconciliation Preparation for all balance sheet accounts based on the pre-determined frequency (based criticality/risk).
  • Prepare annual calculation of the change in accrued vacation liability based on data maintained within the ADP system.
  • Determine proper life of new fixed assets, maintain fixed asset schedule and determine and record the monthly depreciation and amortization.
  • Recording reimbursements and credit card payments into the accounting system.
  • Perform monthly PayPal reconciliation.
  • Allocation of credit card fees.
  • Process payroll based on pay schedule.
  • Record payroll data into the accounting system.
  • Allocate taxes and fringe benefits based on salary allocation from the timesheet module.
  • Ensure count is performed annually and reconciled to the inventory records.
  • Prepare general ledger entry to record Volusion activity and reconcile to the monthly third party report
  • Allocate overhead based on current accounting guidance and salary allocation from the timesheet module

Tax & Financial Reporting

  • Review DC Personal Property Tax Return.
  • Review US unclaimed property filing(s).
  • Review of all Sales and Use Tax Returns.
  • Preparation of US IRS Form 990 schedules.
  • Preparation of monthly financial reporting package.

Compliance & Grants

  • Completion of complex audit schedules.
  • Update and maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures which conforms to the Uniform Grant Guidance for all federal grants and the current Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (GAAP) for all private grants.

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration with a CPA certification and/or MBA highly preferred.
  • 7+ years of progressive increase in responsibility in financial leadership.
  • Non-profit organization experience is a plus but not required.
  • A strong record as an effective, team-oriented leader and manager of people with a demonstrated ability to develop and motivate staff.
  • Ability to communicate and present results to non-financial staff throughout the association.
  • Strong proficiency in Excel.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills are required.

This role offers a comprehensive benefits package and  a competitive salary.

For immediate consideration, please contact Liz Smith at or (843) 834-2921 or Mia Chisholm at  or (301) 996-9275.